Principal Process Engineer (Mining / Pyrometallurgy / Calcination / Heat Treatment) – Gauteng, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. 028 0525 (SV)

Reference Number: 028 0525 (SV)

Job Description:

Our client is a global EPCM who is seeking a Principal Process Engineer to join their team. The incumbent should have a keen interest in the development and manufacturing of battery materials. They should posses strong thermal processing experience in calcination, crystal heat treatment and coating of crystalline structures.


  • Working experience designing mechanical and material systems and component integration for battery Minerals and Materials
  • Work cross-functionally to brainstorm and co-develop new concepts and specifications
  • Perform materials characterization, analysis, and selection; collaborate with modeling engineers to develop understanding and build technical roadmaps and plans
  • Develop and execute collaboration strategies and programs with advanced material vendors
  • Design and conduct experiments internally and with vendors to optimize electrode material, performance, and safety
  • Design and document material or electrode processing parameters and communicate key learnings to cross-functional teams to drive innovation and development
  • Engage with technology vendors to support improvements in design performance
  • Work with clients to design testwork programs to support evolution of material characteristics.
  • Understand the requirements of Black mass recycling and the circular economy
  • Experience in materials characterization and applying appropriate or developing new analytical techniques to understand material properties
  • Ability to identify correlations between material properties and anode/cathode performance

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc degree or higher in Chemical/Electrical /Mechanical engineering
  • At least 20+ years overall experience, 10 years + in a senior management role
  • Strong international network
  • Mega EPCM project experience
  • Understanding of the physics and advanced chemistry of batteries and stored energy applications

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position


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CA Mining


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